LSTM Senior Research Associate – (Midwifery) Jobs in Kenya

LSTM Senior Research Associate – (Midwifery) Jobs in Kenya

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Research Associate to support the delivery and evaluation of complex interventions to improve midwifery pre- and in-service education and the quality of maternal and newborn health care.

  • The unit offers unique expertise in using the rigorous discipline of research to inform teaching and technical assistance to improve the health of mothers and babies globally.

  • The successful candidate will work with the Head of Emergency Obstetric Care and Quality Care Unit, the pre-service midwifery education team, and the Global Fund Quality of Care implementation research team, to develop and deliver research, teaching, and technical assistance in Maternal and Newborn Health internationally.

  • The post will be based in Nairobi, Kenya; however, duties may require overseas travel including about 4 visits a year to Liverpool, United Kingdom.

    Key role responsibilities are (but not limited to):

    • Provide support to the delivery and evaluation of complex interventions to improve midwifery education and Maternal and Newborn Health globally
    • Support design, implementation, reporting and dissemination of implementation research
    • Contribute to teaching at LSTM
    • Line Management responsibility
    • Provide functional guidance and support to research assistants and in-country midwifery technical officers

    The Candidate:

    Ideally, we are seeking a candidate that can demonstrate on their CV and application a combination of the below:

    • Educated to Degree Level
    or equivalent, (MPH essential)
    • Educated to PhD Level
    • Relevant midwifery clinical qualification
    • Experience in designing and evaluating midwifery education interventions (curriculum, mentoring, faculty development
    • Clinical field experience in maternal and newborn health in a low or middle-income country setting, undertaking duties such as supervision of labour ward staff and organisation of maternity Services
    • Previous research experience which has led to authorship on peer reviewed publications

    (For a full list of essential and desirable criteria please refer to the job description and person specification)

    Informal enquiries can be made to: Rael Mutai: or Florence Mgawadere:

    About the Emergency Obstetric Care and Quality of Care unit, International Public Health Department LSTM

    Dr Charles Ameh leads the unit and is co-Director of the World Health Organisation Centre for Research in Maternal and Newborn Health, alongside Professor Dame Tina Lavender.

    For more information and application details see;LSTM Senior Research Associate – (Midwifery) Jobs in Kenya

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